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Edgar (Given name)

Edgar is a name for boys. The origin of the name is English. On our website 109 people with the name Edgar rated their name with 4.5 stars(out of 5). So they seem very satisfied! Abroad this is a perfectly fine name. Edgar is in the top1000 of most popular names on facebook on position 624. A nickname for Edgar is "Ed".
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Meaning of Edgar

The meaning of Edgar is: "Fortunate and powerful. From the Old English name Eadgar, a compound of 'ead' meaning rich or happy, and 'gar' meaning spear. Famous bearer: 10th-century king Edgar of England; American author Edgar Allen Poe.".


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Edgar 75 years old   27-12-2012
Growing up I was constantly teased about my name. I was often called "Egghead". The name was odd in the 1950's and there were no other Edgars in any of my schools. My name did not go well with my last name. People often could not pronounce a simple two syllable name... even adults. I would often catch a wince when I was introduced to others. My name was often slurred into my last name so that I became EggarEkker. Neither the first or last name was pronounced properly. I was very humiliated. I had to convince people to call me Ed. It affected my life. I often wonder what would my life had been like if I had my middle name as my first name. It was a more "normal" James. Jim or Jimmy would not have brought forth the derision that I felt in the 1950's and 60's.
Edgar 25 years old   10-05-2013
in potuguese it is pronounced differently and english speakers have trouble with it, i like my name in my tongue but dislike in english
Edgar 30 years old   13-12-2013
I've never met people with the same name, so there's only one edgar in my enviroment. Me. Having this special name is like being a special brand, cause I've always been a bit out of the norm. Stuff I consider as creative, others consider as trash, outside their understanding. So I guess my name has a strong influence on my life because of its unusuality

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